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An Attractive Vanguard Dividend Fund Turns 10

Gold-rated Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index has had strong results and a compelling risk profile over the last decade.

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The following is our latest Fund Analyst Report for Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund (VDADX). Morningstar Premium Members have access to full analyst reports such as this for more than 1,000 of the largest and best mutual funds. Not a Premium Member? Gain full access to our analyst reports and advanced tools immediately when you try Morningstar Premium free for 14 days.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index has several merits that lead to a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold. The fund is backed by Vanguard's massive indexing operation, which is topnotch in the industry. Like most Vanguard funds, it benefits from low fees. The fund is priced competitively relative to other strategic-beta offerings, which are typically a little pricier than standard index funds. Investors pay 19 basis points with a $3,000 minimum investment, 9 basis points for the Admiral shares with a $10,000 investment, or 10 basis points for the exchange-traded fund.

Katie Rushkewicz Reichart has a position in the following securities mentioned above: VDIGX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.